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Term Dates 2024 Term 1: Wed 7 Feb – Fri 12 AprTerm 2: Mon 29 Apr – Fri 5 JulTerm 3: Mon 22 Jul – Fri 27 SepTerm 4: Mon 14 Oct – Thur 19 Dec

Newsletter – Wednesday 30 August

School Newsletter
Learn to Journey – Journey to Learn
Ako ki te Haere – Haere ki te Ako

Newsletter – Wednesday 30 August

Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e leleli, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Taloha Ni, Ni sa bula, 你好, Namaste, 안녕하세요, Hola, Xin chao, السلام عليكم. 


Welcome to Harper McGregor, Aaradhana Mann, Misha  Michel, Kobe Bracero, Cassie Mackesy, Luella Eggleton, Leo Eggleton and Presence Admore. Our current roll is 830.



Welcome to Natalia Del Valle, Tara Murrie and Robyn Jones who have started with us as Learning Assistants.


Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Sam Cooper, Hugo Kirk, Harmony Diao, Sereen Umar, Elias Dabagh, Shelly Liang, Amelie Gericke, Aiden Shang, Jayden Daly, Adam Ituriaga, Sam Payne, Ava Weakley, Harry Owens, Kaiya Brahne, Viyana Limbachiya, Jahkaya Hohaia-Clarke and Aidan Maylard.


Father’s Morning or Significant Males Morning

We will be holding a fathers or significant other male morning at school on Friday 1 September from 9.00am to 10.55am. This is an opportunity for you to come into your child’s/children’s classroom to see what they do at school. Your child will be able to show you their learning and show you around the classroom. You don’t need to book, just turn up and enjoy. At 10.55am our  fathers or significant other males are invited to stay with the class and share morning tea with the class.


Cross Country Team

Congratulations to the following children who were selected to represent our school at the HBC Schools Cross Country event on Thursday 7 September.

Year 5 Girls

Mikayla (20), Shelly (20), Summer (24), Ayana (22), Lucy (20) and Sophia (22)

Year 5 Boys

Elias, (24), Zac (23), Beckett (22), Rory (22), Carter (24), Liam (23)

Year 6 Girls

Gemma (32), Devon (18), Erin (32), Ava (34), Maggi (34) and Madi (34)

Year 6 Boys

Josh (32), Brody (34), Archie (26), Arton (32), Savith (32), Jackson (34)


Help shape the future of our school.

Information about the school planning and reporting process

Our school charter will be replaced by a three-year strategic plan and an annual implementation plan.

We must consult with our school community when we create our 2024-2025 strategic plan. We are starting to draft our 2024-2025 strategic plan now.

Why is school planning and reporting important?

We need to work together with you, our community, to plan for the future. This allows everyone, including children and young people, parents, whānau, and the wider community, to establish goals for the school that reflect the needs of all learners and support them to succeed.

Your voice will help us to make improvements to provide all learners with the best school experience.

What do schools have to do?

We need to create long-term and annual plans based on what we hear from you and what our data (such as achievement data) is telling us should be prioritised.

Through our plans, we are required to ensure that:

» every learner at the school can achieve their highest educational standard

» the school is a physically and emotionally safe place, ensures students’ human rights are upheld and takes steps to eliminate racism, stigma, bullying and other forms of discrimination

» the school is inclusive of, and caters for, learners with different needs

» the school gives effect to the Treaty of Waitangi, by:

› including tikanga, mātauranga, and Te Ao Māori in their plans

› taking reasonable steps to teach about tikanga Māori and te reo Māori

› achieving equitable outcomes for Māori students.

What do we need from you?

  1. An online survey has been sent to your email address today, please complete this by Monday 11 September. If you prefer a hard copy of the survey please email me Here is a link to the survey 
  2. Face to face meetings to discuss our draft 2024-2025 strategic plan. We will be sending dates for these meetings in the coming weeks, these meetings will take place early term 4. The meetings will be a mix of before school, after school, evenings and during the school day. The face to face meetings will be held in the new classroom Room 43, the ground floor classroom closest to gate 2.

Before school meeting dates 8.30am-9.00am:

Wednesday 25 October

Thursday 26 October

Monday 30 October

Tuesday 31 October

After school meeting dates 2.30pm-3.00pm:

Monday 30 October

Tuesday 31 October

Tuesday 7 November

Evening meeting dates 5.30pm-6.00pm:

Wednesday 1 November

Thursday 2 November

Tuesday 7 November

During the school day meeting dates 11.00am-11.30am:

Tuesday 31 October

Wednesday 1 November

Tuesday 7 November


Tuesday 31 October

Wednesday 1 November

Tuesday 7 November

Strep Throat

We have had a number of children with strep throat at school. Below is some information about strep throat.

What is it?

Strep throat, also called streptococcal throat, is an infection of the throat and tonsils caused by Streptococcal bacteria. Left untreated it can lead to Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease.

How does it spread?

It is spread by close contact, often by breathing in droplets from an infected person’s coughs and sneezes. It can also be spread through shared food or drinks.

Exclusion period

Exclude until well and/or has received antibiotic treatment for at least 24 hours.


  • Sore throat
  • Pain when swallowing
  • Chills and fever
  • Swollen and tender glands (lymph nodes) on the sides of the neck
  • Red and swollen appearance inside the throat
  • Pus-like white or yellow patches or spots may be visible on the back of the throat and on the tonsils
  • Headache, nausea and vomiting may also be present
  • Earache
  • Body aches and pains

Responsibilities of Childhood Education Service

  • Recommend to parents that they take child to GP
  • Encourage regular handwashing and drying of hands
  • No sharing of food, drink, eating utensils, or toys that may be put in the mouth
  • Encourage and support children to cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing

Responsibilities of parents

  • Take child to GP – every sore throat should be assessed
  • Keep child home until they are feeling well enough to participate in normal Centre activities.
  • If prescribed antibiotics keep child at home until 24 hours of antibiotics have been taken
  • If having problems getting child to take medication please discuss with GP. It is very important the full course of antibiotics is completed


  • As per GPs recommendation
  • If antibiotics are prescribed complete the full course, unless advised otherwise by GP
  • Antibiotic course is generally 10 days.


PTA News 

Father’s Day Hamper

Spoil day or your special person this Father’s Day.  Tickets are available via Kindo, $5 per ticket.  Please purchase before 3.00pm 31 August, we will draw and announce the winner on Friday 1 September. 

The hamper contains the following:

  • 2 packets of rusks from Ruskalicious 
  • Whittaker Almond Gold chocolate and Cooper Kettle chips from Millwater Superette 
  • A pottle of wax and a $50 voucher from Barber Depot 
  • 2 movie passes from Event Cinema 
  • A bottle of Jameson Whiskey 
  • A bottle of Montana Merlot from Liquor Centre Silverdale 
  • 2 x $10 off vouchers from I Love Curry 

Country Show Day

Silverdale School’s biggest fundraiser is on Saturday 28 October 2023, 10.00am to 2.00pm. It is a fun event for everyone, please keep an eye out on our school app, school newsletter and our FaceBook page Silverdale School Country Show Day – Saturday 28 October 2023 for information on the day.  

Year 6 Graduation Planting

Thank you to Bunnings for donating a peach and avocado tree to our Year 6 children who are graduating at the end of the year. Both trees were planted last week in our Garden to Table garden.

Principal Awards

Congratulations to the students who received principal awards at last week’s assembly.

Assembly Presenters

Congratulations to our assembly presenters.

KERI Awards

Well done to the following children who received Caught by KERI awards at this week’s assembly. 


Team Te Ohanga

Team Kiwi

Team Pukeko

Team Tui






















Cameron Lockie

The PTA Calendar Art fundraiser is now live! All orders can be made via the Kids Art website. By now you should have received your individual printed letter with your child’s code and instructions on how to purchase the products.

Follow these instructions to place your order online:

1/. Go to

2/. Use the Entrance Code: KZ1029

3/. Enter your child’s room & name when prompted

The fundraiser will run from Monday 28 August till Monday 18 September

Please be aware that we will only be offering this purchase time.  After this cut off time no purchases can be made.

This year we have calendars, notebooks, greeting cards, a mouse pad, diaries and a range of pens available to purchase, which make some fantastic Christmas gifts! Once logged in you can choose to use your child’s artwork or alternatively, load your own photo for printing on your artwork. 

Any further questions please contact 


We have now completed all the Sports Team photos. There is still a lot of proofing to do, so please be patient and once that step has been completed Photolife will send each family via email their shootkey so you can have a look and order.

Sportshub Summer Soccer Manager Required.
We are needing a sports hub person to organize summer soccer through Hibiscus Coast Football Club on a Monday after school in term 4.
We had eight teams in term 1 with a manager for each.
The role involves posting the registration link on parents of Silverdale school fb page (the sports hub can help you with accessing the registration form and how to use their system), working out teams, sending out the draw, then you can hand over the rest to each team manager. One parent from each team would need to pay the fees to hibiscus coast then collect the money from the other parents.’


Congratulations to all netball teams on another successful season. I hope you all enjoyed it and will come back and play next year!

Special mention to the following teams who either won or came runners up in their grades. Well done!

Year 4 Grade 1 Winner – Red Beach Swifts | Runner Up – Silverdale 4/1

Year 5 Grade 1 Winner – Red Beach Pulse| Runner Up – Silverdale 5/1

Year 6 Grade 2 Winner – Silverdale 6/2| Runner Up – Stella Maris Netball Nutters


The Whangaparāoa Electorate are keen to have members of the community work at our voting place venue. (Silverdale School Hall) Members will need to log into the Commission’s website – General Election 2023 – Whangaparāoa Electorate – Electoral Commission ( to register their interest to work. Pay is hourly, ranging from $26 – $33.80 (plus 8% holiday pay). Rate is dependent on role. Please note in your covering letter which voting venue you are applying to work at, which gives them an advantage..  

Celebrate the Father figure in your life!

Whether it’s a Dad, Uncle, Grandad or Poppa in your life, make them feel extra special this Father’s Day with our ezlunch giveaway.  Every lunch order gets you a chance to win one of THREE $50 ‘Bunnings’ vouchers.

Order ezlunch for delivery from Monday 21 August – Friday 1 September2023 to be in the draw to WIN!

Three vouchers, three winners!

The winners will be drawn on Friday 1 September and notified by email/phone.
Go to to start ordering.

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